Racing (Reviewed by wavemeister):
Kershaw 'Human Racing', released in 1984 on MCA, Pop
Wouldn´t It Be Good (4.31)
Drum Talk (3.10)
Gone To Pieces (3.09)
Shame On You (3.35)
Cloak And Dagger (4.54)
I Won´t Let The Sun Go Down On Me (3.21)
Human Racing (4.28)
release of 'Human Racing', a 3-year hiatus in the musical career of Nik
Kershaw ended in a very successful way.
single after the release of the album, 'I Won´t Let...' charted
in the UK, and the big breakthrough in Europe and the US came with 'Wouldn´t
It Be Good'. This single charted in the UK on a #4 and in Germany on #2.
The album itself went to multi-platinum in several countries and spawned
another hit single, 'Dancing Girls'.
The follow-up album 'Don Quixote' saw another hit outtakes, 'Wide Boy'
and 'The Riddle', but with the third album 'Radio Musicola', the link
was broken, and although it featured a lot of irresistible songs again,
Nik Kershaw wasn´t able to repeat the success of the predecessors.
is a perfect pop recording, with quirky danceable tunes, mellow melodies
and deep and meaningful lyrics. This album can be listened entirely without
the use of the skip button - each track is a precious little gem for itself.
With this single album, Nik Kershaw became an icon of the 80s. Featuring
the unforgettable classics, 'Human Racing' deserves a place in the archives
of every collector of 80s popmusic.
to this review by Steve
it was a very good album, and a must for any 80's pop fanatic.
Nik Kershaw is now as popular as he has ever been in the UK, and is now
touring again. He
often appears on 80's TV shows and quizzes, and perhaps his greatest asset
is that he has the ability to look back and have a laugh at it all. A
really nice guy (with hardly any hair now!).
to this review by Iluvthe80s): I
have this album and I really like it. My favorite songs are "Dancing
Girls" and "Wouldn't It Be Good".
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